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For future generations

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that actively works to restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

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Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta

 September 18th, 2021

2021 Mayors Charity Regatta
Join us on the last Saturday of the Summer for the 2021 Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta celebration presented by York Analytical Laboratories.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 18th from 4:00-7:00 PM at the stunning Long Island Yacht Club in Babylon. and will be dedicated to former Babylon Village Mayor Ralph A. Scordino – a long time supporter of the organization and an active advocate for a cleaner Great South Bay.

For information on sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales check out the Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta page.

About Our Organization

defending our creeks

Our Creek Defenders help the 50 creeks flowing into the Great South Bay move freely by removing debris and monitoring invasive species.

restoring oyster habitat 

Oysters eat murky water for lunch. The Great South Bay Oyster Project restores oysters and their natural filtration capabilities to the Bay. 

Planting bay friendly

We are restoring habitat for local wildlife by putting back what was here long before we were through the Bay Friendly Yards program.

education and advocacy

We connect with the many stakeholders to spread the message that the Bay is but a symptom, it is the mainland which is sick. 

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that advocates for and implements real solutions that will help restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

 

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Great South Bay Oyster Project Plants 5,000 Oysters

Great South Bay Oyster Project Plants 5,000 Oysters

The Great South Bay Oyster Project made it’s mark with an initial planting of over 5,000 oysters in Save The Great South Bay’s recently established oyster sanctuary, helping rebuild marine habitat and providing essential environmental functions such as water...

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A Swell App To Measure Debris

A Swell App To Measure Debris

Want to help us collect data on debris? There's an app for that. The Clean Swell app. At Save The Great South Bay, we are firm believers in the age old adage of you can't manage what you can't measure. Starting in 2021 and in collaboration with the Ocean Conservancy,...

Jet Skis Can Damage Marshlands

Jet Skis Can Damage Marshlands

Jet skis (personal water craft) are a lot of fun, and we love having fun on the Great South Bay, but full throttle jet ski riding in the marshlands can do some real harm to nature. Marsh sidewalls are sensitive and the propulsion from jet ski's can cause them to...

Harmful Brown Tide Erupts Across the Great South Bay

Harmful Brown Tide Erupts Across the Great South Bay

An intense and damaging brown tide has erupted across Great South Bay on the south shore of Long Island. Monitoring by The Gobler Laboratory at Stony Brook University has revealed that a brown tide has rapidly intensified to more than 300,000 cells per milliliter in...

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